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A fund for the vulnerable Raza Hussain Qazi

During COP28 in the UAE, the signatories of the 2015 Paris Agreement achieved a consensus on the operationalization of new funding arrangements, including a Loss and Damage Fund. It is…

Climate justice

The World Day of Social Justice is celebrated every year on February 20. The International Labour Organization (ILO) unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization…

The World Bank says it all

That the growing political uncertainty and institutional imbalances are adversely affecting the country’s perception is a fact. This time it is no other than the World Bank, which has been…

Endless wait for a plan

THERE is no doubt that the first few years of this third decade of the 21st century have been filled by unexpected calamities across the continents. Covid-19 dealt such a…

Why emphasis on export-led growth becomes imperative

In the expansive arena of economic governance, Ludwig von Mises’ profound assertion resonates: “If one rejects laissez-faire on account of man’s fallibility and moral weakness, one must, for the same…

Elections and elitism

As the nation gears up for national elections, the question that dominates media and political discourse is: which party will carry the day? Will it be the current favourites –…

How nations succeed

Many of us write articles from time to time suggesting that Pakistan learn from other countries how they achieved their miraculous success. China, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore are the…

Invisible women

The recently released UNDP 2023 Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) reveals the shocking persistence of gender biases globally. The index tracks people’s attitudes towards women across four dimensions – political,…

For every child, every right

Children are not just our future, they are our present too, which is why World Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote and advocate for the…

Balochistan falls behind

Balochistan is the smallest province of Pakistan, with a share of 6.2% in the national population, according to the 2023 Population Census. However, it is geographically the largest province with…